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2013-09-26 12:33 PM
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Originally posted by cstoulil Thanks for all the help folks. I think this will help him out a lot. HITS actually has me thinking I should do another for the price. Maybe I'll do it with him. Sounds like he wants to make it a family vacation type thing, and in the midwest region would probably help. But thanks again, hopefully one of these is right for him.

If he wants a family vacation wrapped around it too then the mid October Great Floridian Ultra (full) in central FL may be ideal.  Early registration started on 10/31 last year for this years race at $275.  Triathlons & running event in Clermont by Sommer Sports are considered top notch.  Nice lake to swim in, diverse ride with some short but steep hills (for FL), and a run along the lake and on pedway path with shade (maps).

 Going for it are:

  1. Relatively cheap flights to Orlando (MCO)
  2. Plenty of hotel rooms in the area to choose from
  3. Disney
  4. Universal
  5. Sea World
  6. Beaches 60-100 miles away

2013-09-26 4:14 PM
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Definitely consider Redman. Top notch race for both the half and full.
2013-09-27 8:41 AM
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I did the HITS full distance in Ocala, FL this year for $150 (early signup). I think the earliest discount now is $300, so they've learned where their price points are. As far as getting what I paid for, it was my first (and so far only) 140.6, so I can't compare it to anything. That said, I'd rather save $500 and do without rock star treatment. I could care less about some dude yelling my name over the PA as I finish. The crowds were small- to non-existent, but again, not an issue for me.

I still would pay $300 for the same experience, but probably not any more than that. Maybe I'm just a cheap you-know-what.....

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